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  • new storyObama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika story has photos
    Updated: Feb-08-16 9:52 am

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women.

  • new storyCorrection: Exchange-Editorial Roundup story 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 9:04 am

    In a Feb. 1 editorial roundup that included an excerpt from a Columbus Dispatch editorial, The Associated Press reported erroneously on which Ohio school had a recent controversy over the costly remodeling of the president's home. It was the University of Akron, not Kent State University.

  • Vancouver doctor is Olympics bound 
    Updated: Feb-06-16 2:06 am

    VANCOUVER, Washington - Several years ago, Dr. Kevin deWeber decided to dream big. And in the world of sports medicine, nothing is bigger than the Olympics.

  • Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 10:19 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.

  • Historian: Zika won't stop Olympics; only war has done that story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 6:22 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The world's best known Olympic historian said Friday it will take something more destructive than the Zika virus to cancel the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

  • For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:42 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.

  • The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 3:03 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):

  • CDC: Men who were in Zika areas should use condoms 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 2:54 pm

    NEW YORK - U.S. health officials issued guidelines Friday to prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus, telling men who have been to outbreak areas to use condoms during sex with pregnant women.

  • For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party story has photos
    Updated: Feb-05-16 12:46 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream - five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.

  • Brazil, Shakhtar player Fred's doping ban extended worldwide 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 9:03 am

    ZURICH - FIFA has extended Brazil midfielder Fred's doping ban worldwide, ruling him out of four months of matches for Shakhtar Donetsk.

  • Alex Teixeira set to move to Chinese club in record deal 
    Updated: Feb-05-16 4:09 am

    JIANGSU, China - Shakhtar Donetsk has confirmed Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira is set to move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning for an Asian record transfer fee of 50 million euros ($56 million).

  • Real Betis signs former Brazil striker Leandro Damiao 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 9:44 pm

    MADRID - Spanish club Real Betis has signed former Brazil striker Leandro Damiao until the end of the season.

  • British Olympic Association providing guidance on Zika 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:09 pm

    LONDON - The British Olympic Association says it will provide medical guidance to athletes about the Zika virus ahead of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • AP photographer reflects on 'bucket baby' in Brazil story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 2:04 pm

    RECIFE, Brazil - The first time I met Solange Ferreira was in December. She was at a hospital, waiting to hear from a doctor whether her baby boy had what so many in her village were talking about - microcephaly, or an abnormally small head that could be a sign of severe disabilities and a truncated life-expectancy.

  • Uruguay has 'no qualms" playing at center of Zika outbreak story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 1:58 pm

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay will go ahead with a World Cup qualifier scheduled next month in Recife, the Brazilian city at the center of an outbreak of the Zika virus.

  • Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:42 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it.

  • Health officials want more Zika samples, data from Brazil story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-04-16 12:03 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and U.S. health officials say.

  • AP photographer reflects on 'bucket baby' in Brazil 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 11:09 am

    RECIFE, Brazil - The first time I met Solange Ferreira was in December. She was at a hospital, waiting to hear from a doctor whether her baby boy had what so many in her village were talking about - microcephaly, or an abnormally small head that is a sign of severe disabilities and a truncated life-expectancy.

  • Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 1:03 pm

    WASHINGTON - In its brief lifespan, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is caught in a race: Will it pass the disease to humans before it dies?

  • Next big thing from Brazil: Santos striker 'Gabigol' 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 12:15 pm

    SAO PAULO - Although Santos striker Gabriel Barbosa doesn't like the comparison, Brazilians see him as the next Neymar.

  • Brazil president tries to ease wary nation amid Zika spread 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 5:34 pm

    SAO PAULO - Brazil's president promised a wary nation on Tuesday that no resources would be spared in the fight against Zika, addressing Congress a day after the World Health Organization declared the mosquito-borne virus an international emergency.

  • Zika virus overshadows buildup to Rio de Janeiro Olympics story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 1:27 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - The Zika virus is overshadowing the final preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, even eclipsing concerns over deep budget cuts and severe water pollution.

  • Coach says Lionel Messi will skip Rio de Janeiro Olympics 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 6:14 pm

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Lionel Messi will skip the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in six months because his coach Gerardo Martino says he needs some rest.

  • What we know: WHO declares global emergency over Zika virus 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 5:09 pm

    The World Health Organization has declared a global emergency over the rapidly spreading Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects in the Americas, saying it is an "extraordinary event" that poses a threat to the rest of the world. Here is what we know about the mosquito-borne virus:

  • Brazil officials can access all buildings to fight mosquito story has photos
    Updated: Feb-01-16 2:13 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil's president has signed a measure allowing health officials access to any building to eradicate breeding grounds for a mosquito spreading the Zika virus.